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Event Notification Report for September 21, 2006

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 42841
Rep Org: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
Licensee: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
Region: 1
City: WILMINGTON State: DE
County:
License #: 0728762-01-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 09/14/2006
Notification Time: 17:02 [ET]
Event Date: 09/14/2006
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
EUGENE COBEY (R1)
SCOTT FLANDERS (NMSS)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

MISSING SOURCES

In February 2006 the licensee shipped 60 Ni-63 (15 millicuries each) sources to Isotope Products Labs in California. The licensee determined today that the shipment never made it to its destination. The licensee has commenced an investigation.

* * * UPDATE ON 9/15/2006 AT 1010 FROM AGILENT (RSO) TO ABRAMOVITZ * * *

The RSO was able to locate Fed Ex tracking numbers and the tracking information confirms that Isotope Products Labs received the sources on February 1, 2006. The initial number of 60 sources has been revised to 65 sources.

Notified NMSS (Wastler), the R1DO (Cobey) and the R4DO (Johnson).

* * * UPDATE ON 9/20/2006 AT 1200 FROM AGILENT (DAVID BENNETT, RSO) TO KOZAL * * *

Isotope Products have located the 65 returned sources. These were shipped back on Jan. 31, 2006 via FedEx. Received & Signed for by Isotope Products, Feb. 1, 2006.

Notified NMSS (Flannery), the R1DO (Trapp) and the R4DO (Spitzberg).

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42842
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: METAL PROCESSORS, INC.
Region: 4
City:  State: MS
County: HINDS COUNTY
License #: GL-384
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEFF ALGEE
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 09/15/2006
Notification Time: 09:33 [ET]
Event Date: 01/18/2006
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/15/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CLAUDE JOHNSON (R4)
SANDRA WASTLER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT OF DAMAGED ALLOY ANALYZER CONTAINING A CADMIUM-109 SOURCE

The State provided the following information via email:

"DRH [Mississippi Division of Radiological Health] received notification on 8-7-06 from Metal Processors, Inc. that on 1-18-06 a Niton XL 309 Alloy Analyzer containing a 10mCi Cadmium-109 source (Serial # U3278NR6620) was accidentally run over by a company vehicle. Metal Processors personnel collected the device and contacted the manufacturer. The gauge was subsequently leak tested and showed no leakage. The device was sent back to the manufacturer for disposal."

Mississippi Report # MS-06010

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